May your holidays be merry and bright!
December 23, 2010
. . .finished.
I tried to add a mini pencil to some of the books, but couldn't get it to work out neatly - sew I left it off.
The books are approximately 3"x4", each is a nice canvas that can be customized into a fun little piece of art.
Mini books are fun to make!
Labels: handmade books
December 20, 2010
December 18, 2010
. . . . and it was another busy week.
But I took some time and made a gift for me!
Using Deb Wendt's Spa Therapy pattern, I made both the shoulder and eye treatment bags . . .
. . . and enjoyed my down time.
I purchased my pattern and Field Corn through Deb. She is a fellow longarmer and Guild member.
You can find info by clicking
I have just the right amount of Field Corn remaining to make a second eye bag. I'll keep this one in the freezer for tired eyes.
Great patterns Deb!
Hopefully you'll take some down time over the Holidays.
Enjoy your weekend!
December 15, 2010
December 11, 2010
. . . and it was a busy week.
From under the needle came the feathered wool purse. It has a silver clasp and chain detail with silk lining.
Perfect for Holiday celebrating.
From the window-the the feathered woodpecker.
I have not been so patient while picture taking lately - but when he opened his tail feathers, there was the best outline of yellow. You can see it a little bit.
Thanks for the visit, I have lots more to show you -
come again soon.
And have a nice weekend.
Labels: quilted wool purse
December 9, 2010
December 2, 2010
or a badge
Above, a few lanyards for sewing friends.
They include an extra loop which can be used for larger handled nips.
Or can be used to slip eye glasses onto when not in use.
Below is a lanyard made specifically for eyeglasses.
This is a lanyard made for someone to hold her badge.
Below is my lanyard.
I wear it really long, it drops about 26" or sew.
I have nips on the end and I like them to drop below the front bar of my long arm when I sit of stand. I don't want the nips to accidentally poke the quilt, keeping them at this long length they won't.
Below you can see the nips that I have on my lanyard. They come with a cap, but I don't use it when I wear them on the long lanyard.
They are from Superior Threads and you can find them here. You might find them a little pricey, but well worth every cent!
I love them.
I loved making these beaded lanyards!
December 1, 2010
November 27, 2010
. . . and checking it twice.
Mini notebooks have been on my list to make for awhile.
I'm making them for little gifts to give this season.
Plenty of pages for lists and notes.
In the back of the book; leftover trimmed off pages for even more notes.
A lanyard clasp was added and leaves no excuse for lost lists.
The books below don't have the pages sewn in yet - I'd like to add a pencil and need to do that before the pages.
Have fun with your holiday gift making.
And if you've run out of time for making, be sure to check some of the great handmade items on Etsy.
Below are few Etsy shops that might inspire you!
November 19, 2010
and I was able to set some time aside last Friday and finish stitching together the dorm quilt.
Only a few inches to go with the quilting, then binding and it will be ready for gifting.
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and I was encouraged to pull these guys back out from the box under my desk.
then the snowmen/women resurfaced this week, as well
Happy Weekend everybody!